Red, White, and Blonde

Maintain your radiant blonde hair this summer with these professional tips from The Dollhouse Beauty Salon. Whether your strands are the color of golden honey or you’re rocking platinum locks, hair health and regular maintenance are necessary in order to prevent brassiness and dullness. But don’t worry, we have tips and tricks to ensure you always love your look.

Hair Health at Home

Going blonde is a big decision, especially if you have naturally dark hair. Once you’ve made the decision to lighten your hair, it’s important to know how to keep it looking its best in between trips to the salon. There are multiple things you can do at home to keep your hair healthy and beautifully blonde, including:

Shampoo Less Often: This may seem counterintuitive, but shampooing too often is actually really bad for your hair, especially if you’ve bleached it. Your scalp produces oils that keep your hair hydrated–something that is especially important after the bleaching process–and shampooing removes those oils. Instead, skip a day or two and use a mask or leave in conditioner to keep your hair from becoming dry and brittle.

Use Specialized Hair Care Products: This one is extremely important. Bleaching your hair changes its texture, removes melanin, and makes your strands more porous. A good shampoo and conditioner routine, as well as an ACV rinse weekly and heat-treatment products, will ensure your hair is silky smooth.

Purple Shampoo: Speaking of a great shampoo for blonde hair, this is a must. While you don’t need to use it every time you wash your hair (once a week will suffice) a good purple shampoo will prevent brassiness and keep your hair beautiful for longer. Another tip: NEVER brush your hair when it’s wet. Instead, dry it with a microfiber towel and let it air dry until it’s just damp, then brush it with a detangling brush.

Professional Salon Maintenance for Blonde Hair

At-home treatments can only take you so far; you’ll need regular trips to the salon to truly make the most out of your newly lightened hair. In addition to root touchups, The Dollhouse Beauty Salon provides a variety of treatments and processes that enhance hair health, removes brassy tones, and strengthens your hairs’ structure.

Toning Treatments: Professionally applied toner treatments are a great way to maintain your blonde hair without applying more bleach. Hair toner corrects the color of your hair and ensures that it stays the hue you love instead of becoming yellow or brassy. It’s important to let a professional apply this treatment, however, so that the correct product is applied based on your desired results and your hair’s structure.

Deep Conditioning Treatments: All conditioning treatments are not made equally. Hairdressers have access to products that most people do not and these treatments are essential to the health of your hair. While a drugstore conditioning treatment may last a week, professional deep conditioners can provide nourishment for a month or longer, depending on the number of times you wash your hair.

Root Touchups: There’s no way around it: If you want to keep your hair blonde, you will have to get regular touchups applied to your roots. We typically recommend scheduling an appointment every five weeks, but your stylist may suggest more frequent visits if your hair grows quickly.

Schedule an Appointment at The Dollhouse Beauty Salon and Stay Blonde All Summer

Call The Dollhouse Beauty Salon in Alexandria today to schedule an appointment and enjoy your blonde hair all summer long. Whether you need a touchup for your roots, a deep conditioning treatment, or correctional hair toner, our team will make sure you love your look. We also carry a variety of at-home salon products and we’re happy to help you choose the right routine to properly maintain your look in between visits.